Canadian Manufacturing

Recochem Inc. fine-tunes production with cutting-edge machinery

Montreal manufacturer uses state-of-the-art labeling equipment to succeed

July 5, 2015  by Andrew Joseph, Canadian Packaging Features Editor

Excerpt from the original article in Canadian Packaging

For every car, truck and motorcycle traveling the busy Canadian roads and highways, there are multitudes of different products available in the marketplace to ensure their optimal performance on a daily basis, just as there is a strong possibility that many of those essential auto-care products were manufactured by Canada’s remarkably successful specialty chemicals producer Recochem Inc.

Founded over 60 years ago in Montreal, Recochem is a chemical manufacturer of household products and automotive fluids, featuring a global recognition for quality products and outstanding customer service.

When the Austrian-born Joseph Kuchar and family emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Montreal, he quickly embraced the Canadian immigrant dream of a better life, and formed Record Chemical Co. Inc. with his wife.


He later shortened the company moniker to Recochem, which initially became involved in the export of bulk chemicals to Europe and South America, as well as to a fast-growing Chinese market.

Over the following six decades, the Kuchar family and its long-serving team members built the company into a well-respected multinational producer and packager of specialty chemicals.

Read the full article in Canadian Packaging.